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Friday, May 24, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 24, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)

Jump around the side-scrolling levels, cling to swinging platforms, ride on speeding mine carts, and leap between barrels in the foreground and background. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D offers features that were not available in the original Wii game. The 3D makeover also helps the graphics look more impressive.

In New Mode, access new items, such as DK Barrels, which players can use to access Diddy Kong; Green Balloons, which protect Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from falling; and Crash Guards, which make players temporarily invincible. You can also play in Original Mode.

Exclusive to the 3DS iteration are eight new levels that are only available after players complete the main game. Two players, each with a cartridge, can connect via wireless for co-op play.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC)

Battle dozens of enemies at once, take on quests from villagers, discover secrets and upgrades throughout the open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you uncover your own past.

Key Features:

  • Explore, platform, and fight your way through the world of Falana to uncover Dust's story!
  • Fast-paced empowering combat that flows as you move from enemy to enemy.
  • Meticulously hand-animated and painted visuals.
  • Mash-up of light and deep RPG structures including a level system, loot, and crafting.
  • Hidden challenge Arenas to compete against you and your friends' score.

Dust: An Elysian Tail is available on Steam for $14.99. It's offered at 10% off for the first week.

Sniper Elite V2 (WiiU)

Sniper Elite V2 puts players in the middle of World War II Berlin during the final battle between German and Russian forces. U.S. sniper Karl Fairburne must rescue or eliminate scientists who are working on Hitler's V2 rocket program so the technology won't belong to Stalin's Red Army.

Players must use skill, patience and cunning as they face life-altering choices. See shots in slow-motion with the "X-Ray Kill Cam."

The Wii U version lets players use the GamePad to tag enemies and booby traps, track enemy locations and activity, and monitor the blast radius of explosives. Gamers can also use the GamePad to access the weapons/inventory system and play the game on the tablet.

Sniper Elite V2 for Wii U is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is priced at $59.99.

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